Meet US' Most Efficient Car: 118MPG

Honda Fit EV wins EPA title
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2012 11:18 AM CDT
Updated Jun 10, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
Honda delivers a 2013 Fit EV battery-electric vehicle.   (PRNewsFoto/Honda)
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(Newser) – The 2013 Honda Fit EV is the most efficient car sold on these shores, according to the EPA—and it's been awarded the highest fuel efficiency equivalency rating ever, at 118 MPGe. That figure beats Mitsubishi's iMiEV, at 112 MPGe, as well as the Ford Focus Electric, which gets 105 MPGe, Wired reports. For every 100 miles, the Fit uses just 29 kWh of electricity, which would run the average driver about $500 a year.

Thanks to a more powerful charger, Fit EV takes just three hours to charge if you plug it in when a "low battery" warning appears. In city and highway tests, the EPA finds that the car has an 82-mile range; that bests both the iMiEV and the Nissan Leaf. The Honda hits some California and Oregon markets this year, and the East Coast in early 2013. It'll run you about $36,625, or $399 a month on a three-year lease. (Read more Honda stories.)

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